Mary Louise Bove, ND obtained her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine and Midwifery Certification from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She also received a Diploma of Phytotherapy/Herbal Medicine at the School of Phytotherapy in Great Britain and holds a membership in the National Institute of Medical Herbalists in London. Mary served as a full-time faculty member and Chair of Botanical Medicine Department from 1990-1993 at Bastyr University. She lectures throughout North America in the fields of botanical medicine, phytotherapy and naturopathic obstetrics and is the author of An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants. Mary is currently medical educator at Gaia Herbs, Inc.